Flags

LETTER/PHONETIC
NAME
FLAG ICS MEANING
AS SINGLE FLAG
A
Alfa
" I have a diver down; keep well clear at slow speed. "
B
Bravo
" I am taking in or discharging or carrying dangerous goods. "
C
Charlie
“ Affirmative. ”
D
Delta
" Keep clear of me; I am maneuvering with difficulty. "
E
Echo
"I am altering my course to starboard. "
F
Foxtrot
“ I am disabled; communicate with me. "
G
Golf
" I require a pilot. " By fishing vessels near fishing grounds: " I am hauling nets. "
H
Hotel
“ I have a pilot on board. "
I
India
" I am altering my course to port. "
J
Juliet
“ I am on fire and have dangerous cargo on board: keep well clear of me. " or" I am leaking dangerous cargo. "
K
Kilo
" I wish to communicate with you. "
L
Lima
In harbour: " The ship is quarantined. " At sea: " You should stop your vessel instantly. "
M
Mike
" My vessel is stopped and making no way through the water. "
N
November
" Negative. "
O
Oscar
" Man overboard. " ( often attached to the man overboard pole on boats) . With a sinister hoist, the semaphore flag.
P
Papa
The Blue Peter- In harbour: All persons should report on board as the vessel is about to proceed to sea. At sea: It may be used by fishing vessels to mean: " My nets have come fast upon an obstruction. "
Q
Quebec
" My vessel is ' healthy' and I request free pratique. "
R
Romeo
S
Sierra
“ I am operating astern propulsion. ”
T
Tango
" Keep clear of me; I am engaged in pair trawling. "
U
Uniform
" You are running into danger. "
V
Victor
" I require assistance. "
W
Whiskey
“ I require medical assistance. "
X
Xray
" Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals. "
Y
Yankee
" I am dragging my anchor."
Z
Zulu
" I require a tug. " By fishing vessels near fishing grounds: " I am shooting nets. ”
0
Zero
1
One
2
Two
3
Three
4
Four
5
Five
6
Six
7
Seven
8
Eight
9
Nine